Freebass, 'It's a Beautiful Life'

In conjunction with the Peter Hook interview we posted yesterday, we’ve got another contest on tap: The folks at 24 Hour Service Station, who are putting out Hook’s Freebass project here in the U.S., will provide three lucky Slicing Up Eyeballs readers with a copy of the band’s debut CD, It’s a Beautiful Life.

The U.S. version of the album — released digitally last spring and on CD in the U.K. in September — comes with a 13-track bonus disc featuring instrumental versions and remixes of album tracks and cuts from the now-defunct band’s debut EP, Two Worlds Collide. The release, of course, follows the break-up of the band, which initially featured Hook, ex-Stone Roses bassist Gary “Mani” Mounfield and The Smiths’ Andy Rourke.

To enter, simply leave a comment at the bottom of this post. To make it interesting, we’ll use these entries to answer that age-old question: Which band was better — Joy Division or New Order? Let us know below, and, if you really want, you can vote for any of the spin-offs: Electronic, Monaco, Revenge, The Other Two, Bad Lieutenant… even Freebass. You can even rank ’em in order of preference.

We’ll accept entries — from anywhere in the world — until noon Eastern time on Tuesday, Dec. 7, since that’s the album’s release date here in the U.S. After that, three winners will be drawn randomly and awarded copies of the Freebass CD. Good luck!

UPDATE: 7/9/10: Contest is now closed. Thanks everybody for participating. The randomly selected winners are Keith, Rusholmeruffian and Aaron.


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